Entry 34: Shadow Scale (Seraphina #2)

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Authors: Rachel Hartman
Genre:
Fiction > Young Adult > Fantasy > Dragons
Published/Publisher: March 10th 2015 by Random House Children’s Books
Pages: 602
Format Read In: Audiobook

Summary from Goodreads (LINK)

Seraphina took the literary world by storm with 8 starred reviews and numerous “Best of” lists. At last, her eagerly awaited sequel has arrived—and with it comes an epic battle between humans and dragons.

The kingdom of Goredd: a world where humans and dragons share life with an uneasy balance, and those few who are both human and dragon must hide the truth. Seraphina is one of these, part girl, part dragon, who is reluctantly drawn into the politics of her world. When war breaks out between the dragons and humans, she must travel the lands to find those like herself—for she has an inexplicable connection to all of them, and together they will be able to fight the dragons in powerful, magical ways.

As Seraphina gathers this motley crew, she is pursued by humans who want to stop her. But the most terrifying is another half dragon, who can creep into people’s minds and take them over. Until now, Seraphina has kept her mind safe from intruders, but that also means she’s held back her own gift. It is time to make a choice: Cling to the safety of her old life, or embrace a powerful new destiny?

My Review [SPOILERS AHEAD]

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Entry 33: Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4)

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Authors: Marissa Meyer
Genre:
Fiction > Young Adult > Fantasy
Fiction > Young Adult > Science Fiction
Published/Publisher: November 10th 2015 by Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 827
Format Read In: Audiobook

Summary from Goodreads

Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mark her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.

My Review [SPOILERS AHEAD]

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Entry 32: Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens

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Authors: Various authors
Genre:
Fiction > Anthologies > Disabilities
Fiction > Anthologies > Short Stories > Young Adult
Published/Publisher: September 18th 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 320
Format Read In: Ebook

Summary from Goodreads

This anthology explores disability in fictional tales told from the viewpoint of disabled characters, written by disabled creators. With stories in various genres about first loves, friendship, war, travel, and more, Unbroken will offer today’s teen readers a glimpse into the lives of disabled people in the past, present, and future.

The contributing authors are awardwinners, bestsellers, and newcomers including Kody Keplinger, Kristine Wyllys, Francisco X. Stork, William Alexander, Corinne Duyvis, Marieke Nijkamp, Dhonielle Clayton, Heidi Heilig, Katherine Locke, Karuna Riazi, Kayla Whaley, Keah Brown, and Fox Benwell. Each author identifies as disabled along a physical, mental, or neurodiverse axis―and their characters reflect this diversity.

My Review

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Pairing Reading with Studying

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Another fun prompt for the Bookending Spring event led by Charvi @ Not Just Fiction! The idea is to pair books with different school subjects. As someone who liked English class but couldn’t stand 90% of the books that were assigned, I thought it would be fun to imagine getting the chance to assign any book I find fitting for any class!

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Easter Time Book Tag

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So I recently realized that I’ve had this blog for three years now and yet I haven’t done a tag post yet! Well, better late than never, I suppose. Spring is the season for fresh beginnings!

This tag originates from Theresa @ the Calico Books for the Bookending Spring 2019 event (@bookend_events). Thank you to her for cooking up this adorable tag!

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Entry 31: Akata Witch (Akata Witch #1)

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Authors: Nnedi Okorafor
Genre:
Fiction > Middle Grade > Fantasy > Magic
Fiction > Cultural > Africa
Published/Publisher: April 14th 2011 by Viking Children’s
Pages: 349
Format Read In: Ebook

Summary from Goodreads

Akata Witch transports the reader to a magical place where nothing is quite as it seems. Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, twelve-year old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino and thus, incredibly sensitive to the sun. All Sunny wants to do is be able to play football and get through another day of school without being bullied. But once she befriends Orlu and Chichi, Sunny is plunged in to the world of the Leopard People, where your worst defect becomes your greatest asset. Together, Sunny, Orlu, Chichi and Sasha form the youngest ever Oha Coven. Their mission is to track down Black Hat Otokoto, the man responsible for kidnapping and maiming children. Will Sunny be able to overcome the killer with powers stronger than her own, or will the future she saw in the flames become reality?

My Review

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